Workshop on Modelling and Simulation of Modern Energy Markets and Future Power Systems (MASES)


Future power systems will probably be characterized by very large penetrations of renewables (towards 100%) and support the operation of wholesale markets (e.g., day-ahead and balancing markets) together with local markets. Electricity markets are a complex and evolving reality, meaning that researchers are lacking insight into numerous open problems that are being raised (e.g., the need of new market designs to manage the variability and uncertainty of the increasing levels of renewable generation). Also, future power systems will integrate a large number of distributed energy resources and new players. Smart Grids are intrinsically linked to the challenges raised by new power systems and are expected to improve their efficiency and effectiveness, while ensuring reliability and a secure delivery of electricity to end-users. They should be capable of autonomously and intelligently configuring themselves to make the most efficient use of the available resources, to be robust to different kinds of failures and energy production deviations, and to be extendable and adaptable in face of the rapidly changing technologies and requirements.

The focus of this workshop is on the modelling and simulation of modern power systems, supporting electricity markets capable of integrating large levels of variable renewable energy, and also the existence of emerging technologies, such as distributed generation, demand response, energy storage, smart homes and electric vehicles.


Topics of interest include, but are not limited, to the following:

  • Power Generation
  • Renewable Energy Generation and Integration
  • Market Monitoring and Forecasting Techniques
  • Markets for Integrating Variable Renewable Energy
  • Local Electricity Markets
  • Innovative Approaches to Energy Markets
  • Coalitions and Alliances of Market Players
  • Power grids
  • Grid Operation and Security
  • Smart grid Technology
  • Intelligent Smart Grid Modelling and Simulation
  • Intelligent Monitoring, Protection, Communication, Control or Diagnosis in Smart Grids
  • Distributed Generation and Storage
  • Demand Management and Demand Response
  • Markets to Incorporate Demand Response and Distributed generation Methods
  • Smart Sensors and Advanced Metering Infrastructure
  • Island and grid-connected micro-grids
  • Energy prosumers
  • Smart Homes and Smart Buildings
  • Demand Response
  • Prediction, Adaption and Optimization of Energy use within Homes, Buildings and Organisations
  • Electrical Vehicles and Intelligent Management of Car Fleets
  • Load Modelling and Control
  • Other Computational Approaches to Modern Power Systems


Modern Power Systems; Electricity Markets; Renewable Energy Production; Distributed Generation; Smart Grids; Demand Response; Energy Storage; Smart Homes; Electric Vehicles; Modelling and Simulation; Software Agents; Multi-agent Systems

Organizing Committee

  • Fernando Lopes, National Laboratory of Energy and Geology (Portugal)
  • Zita Vale, Polytechnic Institute of Porto (Portugal)
  • Sriparna Roy Ghatak, School of Electrical Engineering, KIIT (India)

Steering Committee

  • Fernando Lopes – LNEG: National Laboratory of Energy and Geology (Portugal)
  • Zita Vale - Polytechnic Institute of Porto (Portugal)
  • Rainer Unland - University of Duisburg-Essen (Germany)
  • Ryszard Kowalczyk - Swinburne University of Technology (Austalia)

Program Committee

  • Nick Bassiliades (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece)
  • Olivier Boissier (ENS Mines Saint-Etienne, France)
  • Miguel Carmona (University of Alcala, Spain)
  • Helder Coelho (Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal)
  • António Couto (LNEG, Portugal)
  • Christian Derksen (University Duisburg-Essen, Germany)
  • Frank Dignum (Utrecht University, The Netherlands)
  • Alberto Fernández (Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain)
  • Massimiliano Giacomin (University of Brescia, Italy)
  • Nikos Hatziargyriou (National Technical University of Athens, Greece)
  • Koen Hindriks (Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands)
  • Wojtek Jamroga (Clausthal University of Technology, Germany)
  • Souhila Kaci (Artois University, France)
  • Ivana Kockar (University of Strathclyde, Scotland)
  • Matthias Klusch (DFKI, Germany)
  • Fernando Lezama (Gecad, ISEP, Portugal)
  • Morten Lind (DTU, Denmark)
  • Fernando Lopes (LNEG, Portugal)
  • Zheng Ma (University of Southern Denmark, Denmark)
  • Pavlos Moraitis (Paris Descartes University, France)
  • Jörg Müller (Clausthal Unversity of Technology, Germany)
  • Emmanouil Rigas (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece)
  • Juan A. Rodríguez-Aguilar (IIIA, CSIC, Spain)
  • Murat Sensoy (University of Aberdeen, UK)
  • Tiago Pinto (ISEP/IPP, Portugal)
  • Alexander Pokahr, University of Hamburg, Germany
  • Sascha Ossowski (Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain)
  • Paolo Torroni (University of Bologna, Italy)
  • Paul Valckenaers (Katholic University Leuven, Belgium)
  • Zita do Vale (ISEP/IPP, Portugal)
  • Laurent Vercouter (Graduate School of engineering, Saint-Étienne, France)
  • Dongmo Zhang (University of Western Sydney, Australia)

General deadlines

  • General deadline

    15th March, 2024
    5th April, 2024
    12th April, 2024

  • Demonstrations deadline

    22nd March, 2024
    12th April, 2024
    26th April, 2024

  • Notification of acceptance

    26th April, 2024
    3rd May, 2024
    10th May, 2024

  • Camera-Ready papers

    17th May, 2024
    24th May, 2024

  • Conference Celebration

    26th-28th June, 2024


All proposed papers must be submitted in electronic form (PDF format) using the PAAMS conference management system.